Save Rare African American Cookbook

$10,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 158 people in 27 months
I am a journalist, rescuing rare African American recipe books that history has ignored. Your donation returns black art to the black community so we can proudly reclaim great, but invisible, cooks as role models of wisom, talent, knowledge and skill.  With your support, I will be just one book away from recovering First Editions of more than 350 books, which date back to 1827.  You can learn about me  or my collection in the James Beard award-winning book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks. I have other projects in mind for these books, too, including a film. Someday, the books will be donated to a university archive.
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Friends: look what you did! Karl Worley helped me add this rare original to the collection. If you’re in Nashville show his resto Biscuit Love some thank you love.
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Since we lost the bid to save an historic cookbook, your donations will be re-directed as seed funding for a conference dedicated exclusively to African American food history, at Penn Center in St. Helena, South Carolina, Oct. 12-14, 2017. Originally founded as a school for the formerly enslaved, Penn was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama just before he left office. This makes your donations to Soul Summit tax deductible. More details coming soon.
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Friends - I am so very, very sad to tell you this: due to an administrative issue we may have lost our bid at Swann Auction Galleries today. I will update again next week. Please send good vibes!
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Kristine Kotoff Quart
26 months ago

So many good vibes! You've worked so hard to get this. Prayers aloft!

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$10,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 158 people in 27 months
Created March 15, 2017
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20 months ago
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26 months ago
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Susan Baker
26 months ago
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27 months ago
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27 months ago
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Angela Gooden
27 months ago

Thanks for keeping the ladies alive!

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27 months ago
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Ronni Lundy
27 months ago

I like a nice round number.

Kristine Kotoff Quart
26 months ago

So many good vibes! You've worked so hard to get this. Prayers aloft!

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